Plover Police Confirm Officer- Involved Shooting
Sheriff’s Deputies block off the scene of an officer-involved shooting Friday night. (photo Bradley Makuski)
Plover police on Saturday have confirmed an officer-involved shooting occurred on Highway 54 in Plover on Friday.
According to a news release, county dispatch received a report of an erratic driver west bound on State Highway 54, approaching the Village of Plover, shortly before 7 PM. The driver, 33 year-old Brett Lieberman of Manawa, initiated an altercation with the officer who pulled him over and was subsequently shot.
Lieberman was airlifted to an undisclosed location for treatment of gunshot wounds.
There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Police had closed off access to Highway 54 near the Highway B/Post Road intersection throughout the night to investigate the scene. The roadway was reopened Saturday morning around 5 AM.
The Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will lead the investigation. The Portage County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory are assisting the DCI.
The officer involved has not been identified, and was not injured. The news release indicates the officer has been employed by the Plover Police Department since October 2006. The officer has been placed on administrative leave which is a standard practice in these types of investigations, according to the release.
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